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Our People

Our Board

  • David Beattie Chair

    David joined the Injury Matters board in 2007. After serving as Treasurer for many years then Vice President, David was elected to the Chair in 2016.

    He has an MBA, in addition to being a Chartered Management Accountant, and has worked in financial and general management for more than 25 years, most of these in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer.

    David is also Chair of the board of One Tree Community Services, a WA-based not-for-profit organisation operating nationwide and employing more than 500 people.

  • Bruno Faletti Deputy Chair

    Bruno previously managed School Drug Education and Road Aware, a cross-sectoral organisation that works with government and non-government schools to deliver road safety and drug education.

    Bruno has worked extensively as a consultant in the areas of health and education across Australia and internationally, and brings a wealth of management experience to Injury Matters’ operations.

  • Dr Rina Cercarelli Board Member

    Rina has conducted research in the area of injury prevention for the last 22 years.

    Rina has conducted research on road safety, childhood injury, interpersonal violence, falls prevention, and injuries involving Indigenous people. The research has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed, international journals, and has led to significant changes in injury prevention policy in WA and nationally.

    Previously, Rina was Director and Deputy Director of the Injury Research Centre at UWA and has been a previous President of Injury Matters.

  • Terri-Anne Pettet Board Member

    Terri-Anne has over 12 years experience in injury prevention, with a focus on road safety, including roles in research, policy development, program delivery and administration.

    Terri-Anne has previously worked in regional WA as a Road Safety Officer and, since 2002, has managed the WA Local Government Association's RoadWise Program.

    The Local Government and Community Road Safety Program aim to contribute to the elimination of road crashes as a major cause of death and serious injury.

  • Gordon Melsom Board Member

    Postgrad. Business, MAICD. Gordon has been a CEO in for-profit and not for profit organisations for over 25 years.

    A board member since 2016, he is a former lecturer in management studies at Edith Cowan, Curtin Graduate School of Management and Notre Dame universities for over 13 years and is an experienced coach and mediator.

    Gordon currently provides mediation and coaching services through his own consultancy.

  • Tamsyn Howard Board Member

    Tamsyn is a strategic Human Resources professional specialising in fostering values based cultures with a focus on driving innovation, service improvement and productivity in conjunction with best practice leadership and management.

  • Freda Crucitti Board Member

    Freda holds a B. App. Sc. (Psychology), Grad. Dip Psychology (Counselling), Grad. Dip. Curriculum and Educational Technology. MAICD. Freda has been a member of the RAC Council since November 1995, serving as President and President of the Australian Automobile Association at points within this period.

    She has served as a board member, chairperson, and commissioner of multiple not for profit organisations, and was a member of the Road Trauma Support WA (RTSWA) Steering Committee and Stakeholder Reference Group.

    Freda currently holds the positions of Client Services and Strategy Director of a Tax Accounting and Financial Planning firm and the Director of an ‘in-house’ finance/mortgage broker firm.


Our Team

  • Sandy Lukjanowski Chief Executive

    You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about most things relating to Injury Matters! Also, you can speak to me about our Strategic Plan, Our Board, Governance, Compliance, Finance, HR, High-level media inquiries, Contract and Funding Questions.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working as part of a team that genuinely cares. We make decisions ensuring positive impact, and our values are at the heart of all we do at Injury Matters. I am fortunate to work alongside such a dynamic, innovative, and caring group of people, all while making a significant difference with our community.

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  • Rachel Meade General Manager - Injury Prevention

    You can talk to me about: Injury Prevention activities, in particular preventing falls among older adults, capacity building, research and advocacy.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy the diversity of topics that I am exposed to in injury prevention and the work that we do really makes a difference in peoples lives.

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  • Christine Smith General Manager - Recovery Support

    You can talk to me about: Services and programs to support individuals, communities and workplaces in recovery following injury,in particular road trauma and the prevention of harm to mental health.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Being able to assist people at a time they most need in a way that is genuine and supportive, offering a sense of hope, while feeling supported by the wider team and organisation.

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  • Emily Anderson Partnership and Development Manager

    You can talk to me about: Developing new partnerships across the organisation.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy that every day is different, new people, new projects and there are always new opportunities.

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  • Paul Goonting Finance and Administration Lead

    You can talk to me about: Accounts, payroll, fleet, insurance, property management, compliance and administration.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The diversity of work ranging from finance and payroll to corporate functions like insurance management, fleet administration and external compliance keeps me busy.

  • Toni Williams Executive Support Lead

    You can talk to me about: Human resources, process development, project management, IT, systems, and corporate governance.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with everyone here at Injury Matters. Everyone here has different strengths which all complement each other. Injury Matters is like a second family.

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  • Clare Crabtree Administration Officer

    You can talk to me about: The People and Systems Business Unit at Injury Matters. I’m responsible for providing administrative support Injury Matters business units and secretarial support to the Chief Executive to assist in the successful delivery of activities, programs, and services.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The Team is very welcoming, positive, and passionate about the work they do. I’m happy to be a part of the team at Injury Matters!

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  • Ashleigh Kostecki Communications and Marketing Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Marketing, social media, public relations, Salesforce and design.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with people and for an organisation dedicated to making a real, positive difference.

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  • Michelle Lambert Acting Program Delivery Lead

    You can talk to me about: Resources for Local Governments, Injury prevention resources, training and information.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with such as collaborative team at Injury Matters and the fact that I get to engage with a wide variety of people and organisations in my day to day work.

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  • Roisin Sweeney Injury Prevention Coordinator - Evidence and Practice

    You can talk to me about: Injury data, research, evaluation and advocacy activities.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working on a diverse range of projects, alongside a team that are working to have a positive impact.

  • Joanna Collins Injury Prevention Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Public health campaigns and advertising - I'm always interested to hear about what others are doing in this space and to share learnings, particularly if you're working with an older adult target audience. You can also talk to me about workforce development, training, and support for the wider injury prevention sector. If you've identified a gap in injury prevention knowledge or skills in your staff or workplace we can work with you to tailor training to your needs so do reach out to us!

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with such a genuine, passionate, and innovative team of people that are all trying to make a difference!

  • Sophie MacDonald Injury Prevention Officer - Community Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Almost anything! Community presentations, resources, volunteering, community events and more.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with other like-minded and passionate colleagues who all share the same vision and I also enjoy working with community members including our wonderful volunteers.

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  • Shaan Brems Injury Prevention Officer – Special Projects

    You can talk to me about: Community Connect, injury prevention research and special projects.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love being part of a team that shares the same vision to have a genuine and positive impact on peoples lives.

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  • Apu Karajagi Injury Prevention Officer - Workforce Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Leads the Injury Prevention Teams workforce engagement activities, including training and events, and supporting networking activities such as the community falls network and CONNECT.ed.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy the work I do and the difference I am making in the prevention of adverse health outcomes in adult populations. I also am loving the team I am working with, as everyone is super lovely and encouraging!

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  • Alyson Elari Recovery Support Coordinator - Community Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Recovery support activities including education and training, campaigns, resources and regional visits.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with genuine, like-minded people that really care about the work that they are doing. I also enjoy that every week brings something new and different. I find that very motivating.

  • Eugene Wong Recovery Support Officer - Client Support

    You can talk to me about: Psychosocial supports following a road crash, road safety and community services.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: It's a team that really cares about community and making a positive difference.

  • Adriana Evans Practice Lead

    You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about all mental health-related issues and how we can assist others to access support.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working with a team who has similar values and are just as passionate about their work as I am.

  • Melissa Nicholls Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: Mental health, grief, loss, and the journey to recovery.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: It's enjoyable working as part of an organisation that places value on the wellbeing of both the consumers and the workforce, and also appreciates the indivudal experience, skills and expertise that each person brings to the team.

  • Sarah Holloway Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about mental health support and recovery following a road crash.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Some organisations try really hard to develop a team or family feel in the workplace, but I love that at Injury Matters that seems to be naturally occurring because everyone is legitimately caring and lovely to interact with.

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  • Clare Robbins Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about road trauma and the psychological impact it has on all involved and what may aid in recovery.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working for an organisation that is passionate about what we do but also an organisation that is equally passionate about the wellbeing of its staff.

  • Janet Powell-Jones Recovery Support Officer - Client Liaison

    You can talk to me about: Recovery Support administration.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working for an organisation that assists people is of key importance and the diversity of our team is great.

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